CAIRO: Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood on Monday called for ‘uprising’ after at least 35 of its supporters were shot dead outside an army headquarters in the capital Cairo, and urged international intervention to prevent a “new Syria.”
The Islamist group’s political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party, called for “an uprising by the great people of Egypt against those trying to steal their revolution with tanks.”
It urged “the international community and international groups and all the free people of the world to intervene to stop further massacres… and prevent a new Syria in the Arab world.”
Earlier in the day, the Muslim Brotherhood said that 35 supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi were killed at dawn when security forces opened fire on them as they were praying.
“Morsi supporters were praying while the police and army fired live rounds and tear gas at them. This led to around 35 dead and the figure is likely to rise,” the Brotherhood said in a statement.